On Thursday, January 12, the Southern District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don announced the verdict to Raif Fevziiev, a defendant in the Hizb ut-Tahrir case.
The political prisoner was sentenced to imprisonment for 17 years and restriction of freedom of movement after release for a period of 1 year and 6 months. In addition, the man will spend the first 3 years in prison.
It should be noted that the accusations in this so-called case are based on the testimony of hidden witnesses and the conclusion of so-called experts actively cooperating with the Russian security forces. Consideration of the so-called case took place with a gross violation of international law.
The Crimean Tatar Resource Center strongly protests and states that this decision is illegal, politically motivated and criminal. Such a policy of the Russian Federation is a demonstration of the fight against the political beliefs of people in the occupied Crimea.
The Crimean Tatar Resource Center demands that the sentences of the defendants in the case be canceled and that other political prisoners be released immediately.